Enjoyed painting this one. When I was finished I thought the branch looked a bit bare so added the pink blossoms - made it a bit more interesting.
These birds are found across Europe and Asia and are part of the finch family. They measure around 11 - 12.5 cm and weigh around 10 - 18 grams.
Siskin measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.
Many thanks to Kev Chapman for the reference photo.